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On 08, Jan 2014 | In | By admin

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What must not be used in electrical and electronic devices any more

The RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive if the EU bans hazardous substances from use in electrical and electronic devices. In its recent version – RoHS 2011/65/EU – and pursuant amendments a range of metals and their compounds are subject to substance bans (cadmium, lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium), flame retardants (polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)), since July 2019 also the softening agents di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP). With a few exemptions, all of these substances must no longer be used in electrical and electronic devices sold in the EU. Meanwhile, similar laws have been passed in many industry countries.

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